World Badminton Federation (BWF) World Tour Super 1000 Special Competition ‘2023 Jeon-Young Open’ (total prize money 1.25 million dollars). In the women’s doubles, Korea secured a valuable gold medal.
So-Young Kim 스포츠토토 (31, Incheon International Airport) – World No. 6 – Hee-Yong Gong (27, Jeonbuk Bank), So-Hee Lee (29, Incheon International Airport) – Hana Baek (23, MG Saemaul Geumgo) – No. 20 will compete for the gold medal side by side in the finals. It became.
On the 18th (Korean time), the women’s doubles semifinals were held at the Ultita Arena in Birmingham, England. Kim So-young and Gong Hee-yong completely defeated China’s Zhang Shuxian and Jingyu, the third in the world, 2-0 (21-14, 25-23). In the quarterfinals the previous day, the two overcame a critical hurdle by winning 2-1 (19-21, 22-20, 24-22) after a bloody battle with China’s Qingchen-Jiaifan, who ranked first in the rankings.
Lee So-hee and Baek Ha-na, who enjoyed their first international victory at the German Open last week. They also beat Trisa Jolie-Gayatri Gopicand Pulela of India, who are ranked 17th in the rankings, 2-0 (21-10, 21-10) in the semifinals. It’s a situation where you can aim for a win two weeks in a row.
Lee So-hee and Baek Ha-na, who made a new team from last October, have won two matches in two clashes with Kim So-young and Gong Hee-young.
In the women’s singles semifinal match, Ahn Se-young (21, Samsung Life Insurance), who ranked second in the world, won a thrilling 2-1 (17-21, 21-19, 24-22) victory over Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-ying, who ranked third, and advanced to the final. His opponent in the finals was Chen Yufei of China, who placed fourth. In the semifinals, Yufei Chen defeated first place Akane Yamaguchi (Japan) 2-0 (21-17, 21-8).
Ahn Se-young is inferior to Chen Wei-fei with 2 wins and 8 losses. Ahn Se-young and Yamaguchi’s battle for the championship, which had raised expectations for this tournament, collapsed. In her German Open final last week, Ahn Se-young lost to Yamaguchi and was happy with her silver medal, and this time she was looking for revenge.n the mixed doubles semifinal match between Korean players, world No. 9 Seo Seung-jae (26, Armed Forces Athletic Corps) – Chae Yoo-jeong (28, Incheon International Airport) ranked 12th Kim Won-ho (24, Samsung Life Insurance) – Jeong Na-eun (23, Hwasun-gun Office) 2-0 (21-14, 28-26) and advanced to the final.